Bordeaux Left Bank

Château Lynch-Bages

Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2001

Just fantastic tonight. Truly singing and such a wonderful example of classic Bordeaux from a producer we love and have had the good fortune to visit. Paired with a grilled leg of lamb on a beautiful early fall evening. Classic nose, seamless on the palate, great acid. Finish is slightly thin but still really a great wine. So fun. Opened 5 hours before drinking, no decant. — 6 days ago

Severn, Byron and 19 others liked this

Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Very nice nose of blackberry, strawberry, cedar, tobacco. Bright ruby colored. Add in some plum. Nice mouthfeel, bit chalky but nice. Entering a good drinking window. — a day ago

Eddie, Eric and 2 others liked this

Château Mouton Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

My favorite of the night. Super approachable despite being so young. More merlot than 2017 so a touch more fruit right away. Plum, cassis, a little blackberry. Needs more time but super good right now. — 7 days ago

Marilea Campomizzi
with Marilea
Ted, Skip and 4 others liked this

Château Pichon-Longueville Baron

Baron de Pichon-Longueville Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1989

Nicely aged but on the down slope of its life. Structured and balanced tannins persist against the bouquet of a classic Bordeaux. Not equal to other older first growths. — 13 days ago

Eddie, Ted and 9 others liked this

Château Brane-Cantenac

Grand Cru Classé en 1855 Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

I can find nothing wrong with this exquisite bottle. This is a wine you can stick your nose in the glass and get lost in depths, amid layers of swirling fruit and spice. It is both mellow and sultry, showing leather, pepper, peony and violet, and then bright and lively fruit on the palate, cherry and blackberry that are a bit ethereal. Unadulterated Margaux joy. — 6 days ago

Peter, Andrew and 35 others liked this

Château Lascombes

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Gor
9.3

Fantastic concentration and balance. Opaque purple color with nose of cherry liqueur, roses, dark chocolate and hint of sous bois. Persistent palate with dark fruits and floral elements that drives to a long finish. This is still tightly wound and needs time in a glass or decanter but will sing with a few hours of air. — 11 days ago

Ira, Paul and 6 others liked this

Château Latour

Premier Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

Delectable Wine
10

The 1982 Latour is the most consistent of the First Growths in this auspicious vintage. Tasted from both bottle and magnum in the UK in recent months, this note comes from an ex-château magnum tasted at a private dinner in Bordeaux. It exudes class and majesty on the nose with its copious but brilliantly focused black fruit laced with cedar and graphite. To use a phrase I have written before, it is blue-blooded...regal. That comes through on a palate that has a haunting symmetry and a killer finish that is brilliantly defined and audaciously long, graphite lingering on the aftertaste. Quite simply, claret does not come better than this. Tasted at a private dinner in Bordeaux. (Neal Martin, Vinous, September 2022)
— 12 hours ago

Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1981

Dark rubi robe with a hint of brick color on the rim, nose of crushed flowers, cigar box, tobacco and blackcurrant, medium bodied, complex, elegant, fresh and balanced, ready to drink but will for sure last a fee decades more. Great bottle and we are happy we bought others :) — a day ago

Adriana Pagliano
with Adriana
Adriana, Ira and 10 others liked this
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Perfect for a special birthday celebration!

Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

Celebrating with a couple of nice bottles tonight

2.5 hour decant(lots of chunky/fine/cloudy sediment). An astonishing dark purplish magenta color. On the nose: expressive notes of plum, cedar, worn leather, musky earth, floral, and smokey vanilla. Taste: smooth, creamy, rich wine with plum, cedar, tobacco wrapper, burnt earth, and a white pepper- strawberry-graphite long finish. YUM!! Comfortably in its drinking window(with decant) and more years to go.
— 13 days ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
with Brenda
Brenda, Deborah and 29 others liked this

Château Rauzan-Ségla

Margaux Grand Cru Classé Red Bordeaux Blend 2006

The other half after a week, still great. This is why I love BDX wines — 2 days ago

Jan, Dick and 15 others liked this